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  • Group works to reform area sewer facilities

    By tom barr

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    Coming up with a regional sewage treatment plan could be a very costly situation.

    But, on the other hand, it might be just as costly to do nothing.

    The second in a series of public meetings on the Salt River Watershed sewer work group was held recently in Louisville. The few who attended listened as engineers with Strand and Associates outlined some of the options and the costs.

    Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties have the only agencies that are part of the work group.

  • Humane Society gets Christmas wish of new land

    Some choose shooting stars, wishing wells or candles on their birthday cake when it comes to making long-shot wishes.

    The Humane Society of Oldham County used the newspaper and just before the New Year, what was once a wish became a reality.

    The independent, no-kill shelter was the focus of a story in the Nov. 26 extra edition of The Oldham Era, where they made their wish for 10 acres of land known for the first time.

  • Mayor taking things ‘one day at a time’

    With a new mayor and four new members of the council, things are likely to start slow when it comes to new legislation in La Grange, Mayor Joe Davenport said.

    The new council met for the first time Monday night, with Davenport, who spent 20 years as a councilman, in the mayor’s seat this time. Joining Davenport were first-time council members Shannon Pottie, Ann Zimlich, Stephanie Chalfant and Trey Kamer, as well as former mayor Bill Lammlein, who is now a councilman.

  • Pewee discusses 2015 goals

     

    It was just the first meeting of the year for the city council in Pewee Valley Monday, but the members were already prepared with ideas for the New Year.

    Council members agreed that they would like to focus most on the reformation of the Town Square.

    Mayor Bob Rogers said the biggest goal for the year would be trying to gain outside funding for the project.

    “We’re focusing our resources on the project,” Rogers said.

  • Lashley indicted on multiple charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have been indicted on a handful of charges, relating to an investigation into the misappropriation of county materials that started in April.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father Jack Eric Lashley, were indicted by an Oldham County grand jury in December. The two were directly indicted by the grand jury and have not been arrested or appeared in court on the charges.

  • Men at Work

    With the New Year comes new resolutions, chief among them are new bodies after holiday eating.

    And while Oldham County has its share of gyms in the area, one in particular is hoping a new start in a new building equals serious change for their customers.

    Body Under Construction, owned by Rob Jones, was most recently based in Crestwood. But after outgrowing its facilities there, the gym is now located in Buckner, off Old La Grange road.

  • North Oldham Fire changes to full-time paid crew

     

    The New Year will bring some changes to the North Oldham Fire Department.

    Beginning Jan. 1, the NOFD will be going from a volunteer and paid staff to one paid crew to provide both day and night fire protection coverage, according to Chief Tim Conway.

    “Over the years our qualified volunteer numbers have dwindled and participation levels of many of our volunteers has gotten sparse,” Conway said. “We are not providing the fire protection coverage our taxpayers deserve.”

  • Apple Patch names new interim director

    Apple Patch Community Board of Directors Chairman Steve Moss announced today that Joe Spoelker has been appointed interim Apple Patch Executive Director effective Monday. Steve also announced that Apple Patch will commence an executive search to recruit a permanent Executive Director after the first of the year.

  • Green wins prestigious science award

    One of Oldham County’s own is being honored for her work in promoting science throughout the area.

    Tracy Green, the director of communications and development for Oldham County Schools, will receive the designation of Ambassador of Science Literacy from the Kentucky Science Center at the end of January.

  • Cedar Lake ‘steals’ the show with production of ‘Grinch’

    It was back in 2007 when one of Cedar Lake Lodge’s residents, an aspiring actress, suggested to her caregivers that she wanted the adult day health care to perform a holiday classic.

    Fast forward to Christmas 2014 and Cedar Lake Lodge residents made Tammy’s dreams come true by performing, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

    Residents performed the Christmas spectacular late last week at Cedar Lake’s Enrichment Center.